Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis

Viscosupplementation is a treatment for arthritis involving the injection of hyaluronic acid directly into your joints in order to reduce pain and swelling. Viscosupplementation is a treatment often considered for patients who have already undergone non-surgical treatments including weight management, activity modification, physical therapy, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, and corticosteroid injections.

How Does Viscosupplementation Treatment Work?

A gel-like fluid is injected directly into the joint, reducing the inflammation that leads to pain and discomfort. Viscosupplementation is often used to treat those with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee or hip and also for some with rheumatoid arthritis.

 If you’re struggling with pain or discomfort relating to your osteoarthritis, Viscosupplementation is a great alternative, especially for those who cannot find relief from other treatments. While some patients report feeling relief from their symptoms as early as 48 hours after injection, it can take up to several weeks to receive the full benefit of the treatment.

 Talk to a TPMG provider today about whether or not Viscosupplementation treatment is right for you.

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